WORLD DELIRIUM AWARENESS DAY

This year we are celebrating with 36 CONTINUOUS HOURS OF DELIRIUM PROGRAMMING! Click below for complete schedule of events!

iDelirium

A UNIFIED VOICE FOR 

ADVANCING DELIRIUM SCIENCE 

iDelirium Mission Statement


The impact of delirium affects patients regardless of country. As a result, solutions to delirium require broad thinking and strong advocacy. iDelirium fills this role by coordinating the message of delirium across the world's professional delirium societies.

We seek to:

Our Goal

Mitigate the effects of delirium on the lives and independence of patients, families, and healthcare professionals.

World Delirium Awareness Day

An annual day of delirium recognition, education, and prevention through community engagement. Here are some actions you can take to #stopdelirium

COMMIT

Use the term 'delirium'

IDENTIFY

Screen your patients for delirium

ENGAGE

Start the conversation with leadership in a discussion of delirum

LISTEN

Hear patient and family stories about delirium

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Delirium Defined

A Delirium is a rapid change in brain function, which primarily affects the ability to focus attention. Delirium can fluctuate over the course of a day with periods of lucidity followed by increased confusion.

Delirium Impact

Delirium occurs in up to:
25%

of Medical Inpatients

50%

of Surgery Patients

75%

of Intensive Care Patients

Delirium can lead to long-term function, cognition, and social impairments. Delirium can result in long-term care.

Are you at risk for delirium?

If you belong to one of the following groups you are at risk of developing delirium and should know the signs and necessary preventative measures.

Critical
Illness

Older age

Childhood

Surgery
Cognitive Impairment/ Dementia
Multiple Medical Conditions
Sensory Impairment
Nursing Home/
At-home Care

There are no medications approved for the treatment of delirium.

Clinicians treat delirium by identifying and treating the underlying causes.

Be #deliriumaware

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